Monday, March 21, 2005

Ginger Margarita Recipe

Here is the recipe you have all been dying to get your hands on. This drink is from 66 in TriBeCa NYC, and passed on to me by my dear friend Michael:

Ginger "Marjarita"

4 Servings

1/2 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Chopped Peeled Fresh Ginger
1 Tablespoon Chopped Fresh Lemon Grass

Bring lime juice, sugar, ginger, and lemon grass to a boil in small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Strain syrup and discard solids. Chill.

3/4 Cup Tequila (white is best for the drink color if serving in a clear glass, otherwise any tequila)
3/4 Cup Cointreau
Lime Wedges
Kosher Salt

Mix chilled syrup, tequila, cointreau in cocktail shaker with ice.

Run lime wedge around margarita glass, dip in salt, strain drink into glass, garnish with lime wedge.

According to Michael: "I always at least double or triple this recipe and make it in a pitcher. It says 4 servings, but for us it is more like 2 really good ones. Lemon grass is sometimes available at the supermarket, sometimes at Whole Foods but is always available at Asian Markets. Don't leave it out, the drink won't be the same."



MommaK said...

Thank you & Michael:-) I can't wait to whip up a batch of these yummies!

Unga~Chunga said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous party - since my boss is from New Orleans we have a Mardi Gra party at work each year which includes his version of Jambalia. We also serve the King cake with the infant hidden inside which I found pretty weird at first but now enjoy finding and mailing to my daughters as 'hints'.

Shaken-Not-Stirred! said...

Thx for the recipe! About to try my homemade batch tonight. Fell in love with Ginger Margs at Vong restaurant in NYC. We'll see how I do brew this evening.